Apple Remove or Bypass Icloud activation lock.

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Hi everyone. Last year one of my friends gave me an ipod touch 5 to settle a debt he had with me and when i turned it on it was icloud locked, I asked my friend for the email and password but he claims to have purchased it from a second hand store and that it already had the activation lock on. I recently bought a new phone so I don't need it anymore and I thought about giving it to my little brother, is there any way to bypass or remove the lock?
 

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yes, but you can not do it by yourself, and it's quite expensive...
iirc, jump wired nand chip. dump the nand, remove the encrypt key, restore nand.
 

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He said he bought it from a second hand store like that.
My bad.
Regardless his friend is probably lying, there's no way you could use the phone with activation lock on, because it would require the account's password to install an app.
If he did bought it from a second hand store with activation lock (which seems impossible since they check if a phone is fully working and that would require the owners original account to be removed) he would've returned the phone back.
 
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My bad.
Regardless his friend is probably lying, there's no way you could use the phone with activation lock on, because it would require the account's password to install an app.
If he did bought it from a second hand store with activation lock (which seems impossible since they check if a phone is fully working and that would require the owners original account to be removed) he would've returned the phone back.
iPod Touch...
 

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My bad.
Regardless his friend is probably lying, there's no way you could use the phone with activation lock on, because it would require the account's password to install an app.
If he did bought it from a second hand store with activation lock (which seems impossible since they check if a phone is fully working and that would require the owners original account to be removed) he would've returned the phone back.

Now that you guys mention it, it does sound kinda sketchy, I'm sure he was lying and he probably bought some stolen ipod out on the streets.
 

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Now that you guys mention it, it does sound kinda sketchy, I'm sure he was lying and he probably bought some stolen ipod out on the streets.
No one buys stolen iDevices in case you're in need to replace pieces of hardware, if someone buys an iDevice, they have to test it and know that its fully working so yeah. By the looks of it, he seems to have played you for a fool.
 

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(which seems impossible since they check if a phone is fully working and that would require the owners original account to be removed)
This isn't necessarily true. A lot of people will sell off their iDevices without being aware the iCloud lock is a thing at all, and unless the device is formatted before being sold to the second hand store (which is less likely than you think), you usually won't know it has an iCloud lock until the store formats the device themselves, and at that point they usually don't bother with in-depth checking at all. Then you have places like Goodwill and other thrift stores where people will just toss whatever at them and they don't even get turned on or tested at all. There's also eBay and other auction sites as well that will sell off iOS devices that aren't tested beyond boot as well.

The only time I'd say this statement is true is if the second hand store lists themselves as "Apple certified", or have a strict policy and don't accept devices until they're formatted and can verify no iCloud lock...which most places don't.
 

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This isn't necessarily true. A lot of people will sell off their iDevices without being aware the iCloud lock is a thing at all, and unless the device is formatted before being sold to the second hand store (which is less likely than you think), you usually won't know it has an iCloud lock until the store formats the device themselves, and at that point they usually don't bother with in-depth checking at all. Then you have places like Goodwill and other thrift stores where people will just toss whatever at them and they don't even get turned on or tested at all. There's also eBay and other auction sites as well that will sell off iOS devices that aren't tested beyond boot as well.

The only time I'd say this statement is true is if the second hand store lists themselves as "Apple certified", or have a strict policy and don't accept devices until they're formatted and can verify no iCloud lock...which most places don't.
That's what refunds are for, that or eBay money back guarantee.
 

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If you have access to a machine that took backups locally via iTunes (User\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ ||||| ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/), you can easily nab most passwords and try them (with software ofc)

copy pastad from a thread in mobile phone forum (my post)
 
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yes, but you can not do it by yourself, and it's quite expensive...
iirc, jump wired nand chip. dump the nand, remove the encrypt key, restore nand.
Oh. So that's how, I've seen an eBay listing and it's kinda expensive but this explains why.

Dunno if my sister will want to pay to have her own iPad unlocked since her daughter stupidly locked and forgot the password. It's an option, anyhow.
 

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Oh. So that's how, I've seen an eBay listing and it's kinda expensive but this explains why.

Dunno if my sister will want to pay to have her own iPad unlocked since her daughter stupidly locked and forgot the password. It's an option, anyhow.
if u manage to find a local store can do storage expansion, they have a very high chance can unlock it too, since these 2 mods share the same method.
 

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....there are no iOS devices that have removable hard drives. Do you mean an old style iPod? Those do not have iCloud, or WiFi.
Oh yeah thats right. The old ones had only firewire. I used to get them from people and use the little hard drives. in usb boxes
 

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